Kit Noir Film Festival: Band a part Screening
Campus Arts Event
Kit Noir Film Festival: Band a part Screening
Screening of Bande à part introduced by Columbia Unviersity's Rob King.
March 04, 2023 | 2:00 pm
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Festival Details

The 2023 Kit Noir Film Festival will examine women’s contributions to noir as film producers, screenwriters, novelists, and, in one instance, as a director. Rather than dwell on the character types that women played in noir (such as the notorious “femme fatale”), the festival instead draws attention to what women provided from behind the camera. In the process, it uncovers a period much like our own, in which women have occupied a prominent place in the popular imaginary of crime.

Film Details

1964 / 97 mins / b/w
Dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Sc. Jean-Luc Godard
Cine. Raoul Coutard
Prod. Philippe Dussart
Cast: Claude Brasseur, Sami Frey, Anna Karina
Based on the novel Fool’s Gold (1958) by Dolores Hitchens


The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027

About The Event

A substantial amount of women-authored crime and mystery fiction made its way into the hands of film producers and directors during the postwar years. One of the more unusual examples is offered by Dolores Hitchens, whose 1958 novel Fools’ Gold became the source not for an American film noir but for one of the standout films of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard’s Bande à part

General Admission: $12
Senior Citizens (65 or older): $10
CUID Holders (advanced purchase*): $8

Four Film Package: $40 
Full Festival Pass: $75

*Rush Tickets: Columbia students, faculty, and staff have access to free day-of rush tickets, pending availability. Head to the Lenfest box office 30 minutes before showtime for rush tickets.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.

Image: Artwork for the 2023 Kit Noir Film Festival / courtesy of Columbia University School of the Arts